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From "Julian Reschke (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (JCR-1621) Use application/xml as the XML media type
Date Wed, 21 May 2008 15:59:55 GMT

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Julian Reschke commented on JCR-1621:


If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

As long as the server actually properly declares the character set in the Content-Type, this
is a non-issue.

On the other hand, switching to application/xml theoretically could break ancient clients.

So be careful :-).

> Use application/xml as the XML media type
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: JCR-1621
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JCR-1621
>             Project: Jackrabbit
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: jackrabbit-webdav
>            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
>            Priority: Minor
> As noted in JCR-1310, at least in jackrabbit-webapp but possibly also elsewhere we should
be using application/xml instead of text/xml as the content type when serving XML over HTTP.
> The text/xml type has been widely criticized because of character encoding issues (see
for example http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2004/07/21/dive.html), and there has even been an attempt
to officially deprecate text/xml because of this. The application/xml type doesn't suffer
from these issues, and is thus a better choice when serving XML.

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